Ezpz Sehat, first-ever platform for booking doctors appointments, launched in Pakistan

06:08 PM | 5 Jun, 2016
Ezpz Sehat, first-ever platform for booking doctors appointments, launched in Pakistan
RAWALPINDI (APP) - Ezpz Sehat, a startup which provides an online platform to book appointments with a range of different doctors, has started operations in Pakistan.

During the launch ceremony, the platform was demonstrated to show how it made it simple and easy for both doctors and patients to make informed choices and set up appointments within minutes.

The launch ceremony was attended by leading doctors in different specialities from Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

The doctors said that the online appointment system would help them in managing time and keeping a good track of their appointments.

At present, patients have to make considerable efforts to find and book appointments with the doctor most suited to their needs.

Some patients from outside the twin cities, especially those coming from Northern Areas and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, have to send a person all the way here to find the doctor and set appointments thus wasting a lot of time and money in the process.

While highlighting the problems that patients generally have to suffer from because of the communication gap, Brig. Asif Gul, a leading Pain Management Specialist of Pakistan, described Ezpz Sehat as "an innovative online solution to bridge the present information and communication gap between doctors and patients by providing reliable information about doctors."

He said the website had been constructed with the idea of convenience and digital empowerment to provide users with sufficient data to find the right doctor.

Maliha Khalid, Chief Executive Officer of the startup, told the media, "Ezpz has one of the most comprehensive rosters of doctors available in Pakistan. It's like google for doctors."

Technical smartness, she said, was one of the increasingly important skills sought after by young consumers today. "This is amply reflected in the unprecedented growth in smart phone usage for making market place decisions and making appointments with doctors."

Currently, she added, there were around 10 million Internet users in Pakistan and the number was increasing fast. The internet users alone were based in three major cities i.e. Islamabad & Rawalpindi: 1,029,000, Lahore: 2,412,480 and Karachi: 7,050,000.

The number of specialist doctors in the country, she said, was around 60,000, half of which worked in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi/ Islamabad and Peshawar.

Engineer Umer Adnan, co-founder and CEO of E4 Technologies, said, "We developed this product for Ezpz Sehat by combining our expertise in user experience, design thinking and knowledge of software and cloud platforms necessary to support the smooth running of Ezpz's system.

"We'e also going to come up with dedicated Apps for doctors that allow them to make the transition to our system hassle free." Adnan said.

"This partnership underlies our commitment towards the local healthcare sector as part of our corporate responsibility initiatives/business strategy. We will continue to support Ezpz in the coming years to make every day better for the communities we work for," he added.

Dr Salma Zahid, a leading gynecologist of Islamabad, explained that with introduction of Ezpz Sehat she would be able to save time by having better time management of her practice and spend the saved time with her family at home.

She hoped that Ezpz would continue to excel as a comprehensive platform bringing all doctor and patient information together in one community.


Pakistani rupee registers marginal gain against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 7 December 2023

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.76
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues; Check latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 7 December 2023

On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130. 

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565


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